I read a book last week that may or may not count as cheating on the whole “giving up self-help books” thing. The book is Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and I’ll just call it a memoir. In one of the last chapters she included this quote, which I loved and took as validation for my bleeding heart.
“Tend your sick ones, O Lord Jesus Christ;
rest your weary ones; bless your dying ones;
soothe your suffering ones; pity your afflicted ones;
shield your joyous ones.
And all for your love’s sake.”
The prayer was attributed to Saint Augustine of Hippo.